Alabama

M-B will train 26,000 in the brand's culture

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2014
Mercedes-Benz USA and its dealers are spending about $30 million over the next four years to train 26,000 dealership, corporate and finance employees and immerse them in the brand's culture....
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Daimler works council to meet UAW in Alabama

1:42 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2014
Daimler's works council boss will travel to the carmaker's factory in Alabama to explore possibilities for improving worker representation at a plant that is a key target for the UAW....
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Alabama steel plant's new owners pledge more supply

4:16 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2014
North American auto plants soon should see an improved and greater supply of the high-strength steels needed to reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel economy, thanks to a change in ownership earlier this year of an advanced steel-finishing plant near Mobile, Ala....
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Mercedes to boost Alabama plant capacity to 300,000 units

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2014
Mercedes-Benz plans to increase production capacity at its Alabama plant to 300,000 vehicles by the end of 2015, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said Friday....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Settlement allows Mercedes to award dealership to Alabama's Saban

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2014
Mercedes' plan to award a dealer franchise in Alabama to Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban and a business partner can move forward now that litigation with a longtime Mercedes dealer there has been settled. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed on Friday....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

U.S. launches safety inspections of Southern auto suppliers

8:44 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Alarmed by what it calls higher than normal incidents of injuries and safety lapses, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an inspection of auto parts plants across Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. The federal safety agency plans to send field agents to inspect some 2,900 factories -- literally every auto parts plant in those three states....
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Mercedes considers expanding production in North America

7:38 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Daimler AG is looking to add production capacity in North America for both its compact and rear-wheel drive models, CEO Dieter Zetsche said today. Plans are in the "very early" stages for the rear-wheel drive vehicles and "it is totally open," Zetsche said at the Geneva Motor Show....
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Hyundai vice chairman touring U.S. operations this week

11:03 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Hyundai Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun, heir apparent to South Korea's Hyundai-Kia automotive juggernaut, is touring the company's volatile United States operations this week....
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Snow, ice hamper auto production in the South

1:26 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2014
Auto plants in the southeastern United States, where cities were gridlocked by snow and ice this week, canceled some shifts, and parts shortages caused by the storms have slowed production in other regions of the country....
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BOB KING'S FINAL BATTLE

UAW uses multifront push to organize imports

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
Through a strategy of coalescing global unions, civil rights activists and political figures, UAW President Bob King has engineered a broad push into a decidedly hostile corner of the country. In addition to the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, the UAW is focusing on the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance, Ala., and the Nissan factory in Canton, Miss. Still, whether the union will succeed in King's final months as president -- or ever -- remains very much up in the air....
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